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Health Network: A Care Coordination Program for Mobile Patients

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Health Network: A Care Coordination Program for Mobile Patients
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To assure care coordination for mobile patients, MCNs Health Network offers continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow-up services for mobile patients. During this webinar, you will learn how to enroll a patient in Health Network, strategies for incorporating Health Network into your existing clinic systems, and the steps Health Network associates take to ensure continuity of care for your patients while keeping your clinic informed of patient outcomes. Health Network has proven to be an easily modifiable patient navigation system for healthcare needs of mobile populations with application in disease surveillance and treatment management for any number of injuries, illnesses, or care needs among mobile populations.

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Learning Objectives
  1. Understand which patients are eligible for continuity of care services provided by Health Network.
  2. Describe the benefits to patients enrolled in Health Network for continuity of care services.
  3. Describe the documents needed to enroll a patient in Health Network.
  4. Understand the challenges to sustaining a continuity of care program for mobile patients.

Presenters

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Laszlo

Madaras

MD, MPH, FAAFP, SFHM

Chief Medical Officer

Migrant Clinicians Network

As the Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network, Dr. Madaras is responsible for the oversight of MCN clinical activities. He also serves as a subject matter expert for various topics in migrant and immigrant health including COVID-19 clinical education. Since the first weeks of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Dr. Madaras treated thousands of patients sick enough to need hospitalization and sometimes intensive care.  Over the last 30 years, in parts of Africa, Latin America, South America, the Pacific Islands, and the United States, Dr. Madaras has worked served thousands for wide ranging ailments, including newly emerging diseases such as Zika and most recently COVID-19. This interest began for him in the mid-1980s while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo where he learned to recognize schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, filariasis, strongyloidiasis, and other tropical diseases, and witnessed the start of a newly detected virus soon to be named HIV. 

Dr. Madaras spent his early childhood in Hungary and Sweden, arriving in the United States as refugee in 1968 at the age of seven and eventually became a US citizen. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry in 1983. He served three years in the Peace Corps in Congo (Zaire) as a regional fisheries coordinator, and then as a PC Country Desk Assistant for Ghana/Liberia/Sierra Leone in Washington, DC. He also worked as a pesticide review manager in the EPA in Washington, with several publications in the Federal Register regarding the removal of chemicals harmful to human health. Dr. Madaras received his MD and Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993, and worked in Gabon, West Africa as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in pediatrics. Later he worked with the American Refugee Committee on the Congo/Rwandan border during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He also worked on the Hungarian border with the former Yugoslavia in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Madaras has worked as a board-certified family physician in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Obstetrics.  He served as a frontline clinician at the Keystone Health Center, a community health center, where he cared for farmworkers and their families and became Assistant Medical Director from 2001 to 2005. In 2005, he became a hospitalist in Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals in south central Pennsylvania, where he continues to work part time. In 2016 he became a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine. In 2020, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). 

In addition, Dr. Madaras has worked as a staff physician in Tuberculosis control at the Pennsylvania State Health Department since 2012, and regularly teaches US-based medical students on an international health rotation in Honduras. Dr. Madaras also teaches hospital medicine to Penn State nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and medical residents at Summit Health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine as well as the Medical Director of Educational Affairs at WellSpan Summit Health. Dr. Madaras is married with two grown children. He enjoys language, travel, scuba diving, and hiking. He has been a nationally ranked age-group triathlete and completed several marathons and a dozen 50-mile ultra marathons.
 

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Joshi

Covarrubias

Health Network Associate

Migrant Clinicians Network

Joshi Marth Covarrubias is a dedicated advocate for the Latinx community. Covarrubias moved from Santa Rita in Jalisco, Mexico, to Grand Rapids, Michigan, alongside his mother and younger sibling during childhood. Since then, he has been deeply involved in various forms of advocacy within his community. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he has worked closely with local Spanish-speaking community, assisting individuals with accessing health services and issues of legal status, which fueled his interest in working for MCN. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, becoming the first in his family to attend and graduate from college.

Currently working as a Health Network Associate specializing in prenatal care, Covarrubias helps pregnant patients navigate the complex health care system, especially challenging for pregnant migrants seeking enrollment in health centers. He provides bilingual and culturally contextual case management to patients at varying stages of pregnancy, from their first trimester through the postpartum stage, across the country. These patients experience their own unique challenges and rely on experienced case managers like Covarrubias. 

Recently, Covarrubias has relocated to Texas with the goal of attending Texas State University. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, boxing, and creating art in his free time.